Dennis Oppenheim, 1938-2011
"Garden of Evidence" created by Dennis Oppenheim in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Courtesy of Scottsdale Public Art
, a celebrated sculptural artist died over the weekend at the age of 72.
The Washington-born artist is known for his large-scale public art pieces in major cities around the world -- one being the Garden of Evidence at the Forensics Lab and District One Police Station at Scottsdale's McKellips Service Center (pictured above).
Oppenheim's work often abandoned the notion of "art as a beautiful thing," was influenced by Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Beuys, and encouraged artists to "Make things that carry with them the residue of where they have been."
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Phoenix, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.